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Meeting violence with faith and love
Thursday, February 4, 2016
DURHAM – There were 45 deaths in Durham last year as the result of violence. For years the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham has dedicated its love and resources to actively seeking an end to the violence that plagues Durham neighborhoods through faith, ministry and goodwill. Each month the nonprofit hosts a roundtable discussion open to
Prayer walk for peace
Thursday, February 4, 2016
DURHAM – It wasn’t a Sunday morning, but cries to God echoed all around downtown Durham last Saturday. People came together to walk the streets of the Bull City with one purpose – prayer. Pastor John Fitzpatrick of One Love Ministries organized a community prayer walk, with stops at the Durham Police Department, the CBC Plaza, the post
Citizens press Wake school board for public records
Thursday, January 28, 2016
RALEIGH – All Calla Wright wants is public information. On July 28, 2015, Wright, founder of the Coalition of Concerned Citizens for African-American Children, sent an email to Wake County Public Schools Superintendent Jim Merrill asking for the most recent test data/statistic reports disaggregated by ethnicity and gender to include the
NC Advocates support Oklahoma assault survivors
Thursday, January 28, 2016
RALEIGH – Advocates from the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault recently participated in the National Justice Ride in Oklahoma City along with hundreds of activists, artists and community members from across the country to stand with survivors of sexual violence. The event was organized by Black Women’s Blueprint to stand with the
Calls for Medicaid expansion grows
Thursday, January 28, 2016
DURHAM – “Of all forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane,” Martin Luther King Jr. once said. His quote marks the heading of a letter written to Governor Pat McCrory by the Coalition for Health Care of North Carolina. The Durham-based community organization is dedicated to quality, affordable health
Health leaders unite to combat childhood obesity
Thursday, January 28, 2016
DURHAM – One in three children ages 2-19 are overweight or obese in the United States, ad the American Heart Association says almost none meet healthy diet and physical activity recommendations. French fries are the most common vegetable children eat, making up 25 percent of their total vegetable intake. Juice accounts for 40 percent of their daily
Campaign continues to lobby for racial equity in Chapel Hill/Carrboro schools
Thursday, January 21, 2016
CHAPEL HILL – The Campaign for Racial Equity is calling for a change in culture in Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools. The group – an open collective of students, parents, CHCCS staff/faculty and local stakeholders – presented a report titled “Excellence with Equity: The Schools Our Children Deserve” at last week’s CHCCS
Marchers say fulfillment of King’s dream is urgent
Thursday, January 21, 2016
RALEIGH – Marchers trotted peacefully and purposefully on a bitter cold morning that would have marked just a few days after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 87th birthday. Born in Atlanta, the southern Baptist preacher became a leader of a movement that is still going on today – 48 years after his assassination. “Human progress
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